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Samuel J. Ferrara is an executive partner and co-director of the Matrimonial Law department at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP.

Mr. Ferrara represents a variety of clients in a range of matrimonial and family law issues, as well as transactional, corporate and commercial matters. He has particular expertise with contested custody cases, high net worth cases and commercial transactions.

Mr. Ferrara counsels clients throughout all phases of the divorce and separation process, including custody/parental access disputes and support/property distribution issues. He also assists clients in resolving corporate and commercial issues. His experience includes transactional work such as buy/sell agreements for multimillion dollar entities and smaller, individual transactions. These include such issues as employment, shareholder and partnership agreements, licensure issues, and real estate and general business/corporate consultation.

A top litigator and negotiator, Mr. Ferrara was recently granted Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, named one of the Top 10 Matrimonial and Family Attorneys Under the Age of 45, as well as being designated as a New York Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013, a distinction earned by only five percent of the lawyers in the New York metro area.

Mr. Ferrara presents numerous programs and/or teaches at various professional organizations on parent education, custody, parental access, property distribution, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and ethics. He is also published in professional journals and newsletters. Mr. Ferrara is an adjunct Professor at Hofstra University.

He received his B.A. and M.A. from Boston University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Ferrara is one of the directors of the Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness program (P.E.A.C.E.), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the American Bar Association, the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations.


Contact info

Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf LLP

1111 Marcus Avenue
Suite 107
Lake Success, NY, 11042-1034

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 90%
  2. Litigation: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Neil S. Cohen

    I know Sam for many years and I have worked with him both as an adversary and as a mediator. Sam has my utmost respect and I endorse him wholeheartedly and without reservation.


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  • Ian S. Mednick

    I endorse this lawyer. Sam is a well respected attorney in Long Island and provides his clients with excellent representation.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Top 10 Matrimonial and Family AttorneysTen Leaders ProgramN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2012 - Present
Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness ProgramDirectorN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember, Judiciary CommitteeN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston UniversityN/AMA - MastersN/A
Boston UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Hofstra University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Association of Family and Conciliation Courts ConferenceMental Illness in the Family: Legal Issues and Challenges in Parenting Arrangements2014
Matrimonial Trial Institute: Part IIProving your Support Case2012
Matrimonial Trial Institute I: Trial Techniques and StrategiesThe Appointment and Use of Attorney for the Child2012
Working with High Conflict and Violent Families: A Race with No WinnersEthical Challenges for Family Lawyers in the 21st Century2011
Practical Skills - Family Court Practice: Support, Family Offense Proceedings and EthicsThe Appointment and Use of Attorney for the Child2011
Ninth Symposium on Child Custody EvaluationsMental Health-Attorney Consultation in Child Custody Cases: From Witness Support to Testimony2010